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MLB Recaps 4/20/16
- Updated: April 21, 2016
*west coast and afternoon MLB games not covered*
Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians
The 6-8 Mariners faced off against the 6-6 Indians.
Danny Salazar started for the Indians and Taijuan Walker started for the Mariners.
In the second inning Norichika Aoki hit a 2 RBI triple, giving the Mariners a lead.
In the third, Jason Kipnis hit a sacrifice fly to bring the game within one.
Neither team was able to generate anymore offense, and the game ended 2-1, Mariners.
Walker went 6 innings, struck out 6 and gave up 1 run on 3 hits. He earned the win.
Danny Salazar went 7 innings, struck out 7 and gave up 2 runs on 3 hits. He earned the loss.
Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers
The 4-11 Twins faced off against the 7-8 Brewers in an inter-league contest.
Jimmy Nelson started for the Brewers and Tommy Millone started for the Twins.
The Twins scored once in the 2nd, but it was all Brewers 4th inning on.
The Brewers hit 4 home runs over 4 innings, including ones by Domingo Santana, Jonathan Lucroy, Aaron Hill, and Chris Carter.
Jimmy Nelson gave up 10 hits and 4 runs over 6.2 innings of work, along with striking out 6.
Tommy Millone was pulled in the 5th, after giving up 4 runs in the past two innings alone.
The Brewers easily shut down the Twins 10-5.
Houston Astros at Texas Rangers
The 5-10 Astros faced off against state rival 9-6 Rangers.
Cole Hamels started for the Rangers and Doug Fister started for the Astros.
In the bottom of the second, Rogund Odor hit a two run home run off of Fister, scoring the first runs of the game.
Tyler White hit a solo home run for the Astros in the 6th, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Ranger’s two run lead.
Doug Fister threw 6 innings, only allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs.
Cole Hamels threw 6.2 innings, striking out 7 while only allowing 1 earned run and 5 hits.
The Rangers pulled together a 2-1 win over the Astros.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves
The 9-6 Dodgers faced off against the 4-10 Braves.
Julio Teheran started for the Braves and Ross Stripling started for the Dodgers.
Atlanta came out in the 3rd and 4th inning, scoring 3 runs, which included an A.J. Pierzynski RBI single and a Daniel Castro 2 RBI single.
Atlanta could not produce any more offense. The Dodgers scored 3 in the 5th and 6th combined, coming from a Joc Pederson RBI single and an Adrian Gonzales 2 run homer.
The game wasn’t decided until the 10th, when Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal each had RBI singles. Kenley Jansen came into the game to close for the Dodgers, earning his 6th save.
The Dodgers then won 5-3 in extra innings.
Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
The 7-7 Red Sox faced off against the 6-8 division rival Rays.
Rick Porcello started for the Red Sox and Chris Archer started for the Rays.
The Red Sox scored 3 in the 1st and 2 in the second inning. Xander Bogaers had an RBI single, and David Ortiz had a 2 RBI double, along with a Mookie Betts 2 run homer.
The Red Sox never looked back , even when the Rays scored a combined 3 in the in the 6th and 7th innings, and they won 7-3.
Chris Archer had a terrible outing, allowing 6 earned runs and 8 hits over 4.1 innings.
Rick Porcello had a very solid outing, going 7 innings only allowing 3 earned runs in his last two innings, and struck out nine.
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
The 7-7 Mets played division rivals 7-9 Phillies.
Jeremy Hellickson started for the Phillies and Bartolo Colon started for Mets.
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a 2 RBI double in the 2nd, but was answered by Phillies slugger Freddy Galvis’s two run homer.
Runs were scored on and off, including solo home runs from Yoenis Cespedes and Lucas Duda. Going into the 11th inning it was still tied, 4-4.
But Peter Bourjos’s legged out an RBI infield single to win the game in walk off fashion for the Phillies, 5-4.
New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics
The 8-7 Athletics faced off against the 5-8 Yankees.
Kendall Graveman started for the Athletics and Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankess.
Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run for the Yankees in the 2nd inning, and that was their only offense til the 8th inning.
On the other hand, the Athletics scored all their runs that they needed in the third, with an RBI double from Chris Coghlan, a Josh Reddick RBI single, and a Stephen Vogt sac fly.
Kendall Graveman threw 6.1 innings with 8 strikeouts, while only allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run.
Nathan Eovaldi threw 6 innings of 3 earned runs with 8 hits, while also striking out 7.
In the 8th, Khris Davis added insurance with a 2 RBI single, but the Yankees came back to score one on a Carlos Beltran solo homer.
Sean Doolittle came into the ninth and earned his second save, and the Athletics won 5-2.
Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles
The 8-8 Blue Jays faced off against the 9-4 Orioles in an AL East match up.
Ubaldo Jimenez started for the Orioles and R.A. Dickey started for the Blue Jays.
R.A. Dickey was pounded for 3 runs early; In the 1st inning he allowed a Manny Machado RBI double, a Chris Davis RBI single, and an RBI to Mark Trumbo on a fielder’s choice.
The Blue Jays eventually scratched back, with an Edwin Encarnacion RBI single in the 3rd, a Josh Donaldson homer in the 5th, and an Edwin Encarnacion RBI double in the 7th, but it wasn’t enough for the Jays.
R.A. Dickey went 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits.
Ubaldo Jiminez threw 5 innings, striking out 6 while only allowing 2 runs on 5 hits.
Going into extra innings, the Orioles had a walk off from Josh Thole’s passed ball, and Caleb Joseph scored the winning run to make it 4-3, Orioles.
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals
The 8-5 Tigers faced off against the 9-5 Royals today in an AL Central matchup.
Ian Kennedy started for the Royals and Jordan Zimmerman started for the Tigers.
The Tigers scored once each in the 3rd, 6th, and 9th, with an Ian Kinsler RBI double, a Victor Martinez RBI single, and an Ian Kinsler RBI single.
Jordan Zimmerman threw 6.1 innings, allowing 7 hits and no runs while punching out 8.
Ian Kennedy threw 6.1 innings as well, while allowing 2 runs on 6 hits with 7 strike outs.
The Royal’s scored the first and final runs in the 9th, solo homers from Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez, but it wasn’t enough.
The Tigers won 3-2 over the Royals.